Pontio Building, Bangor University

University of Bangor - Pontio Building Shortlisted for RIBA Welsh Architecture Awards 2018

Known as the University of Bangor Arts and Innovation Centre, is the now 'Pontio' Building a 10,750 sq higher education facility within Bangor, has been shortlisted for the RIBA Welsh Architecture Awards 2018. The University 'To Bridge' Deriving from the Welsh verb meaning 'to bridge', the Pontio building located within the University of Bangor is a magnificent addition to the varied cultural life at the higher education facility.   Bridge, being a relative word for the building as it stunningly joins onto three buildings somehow.   The link between city and university homes a performing arts auditorium, cinema, rehearsal studio and an experimental 'haptic' environment with multiple areas even available to the public.  Project Information Architect: GrimshawContractor: Galiford TryCompletion Date: 2016Boon Edam Products: Crystal Tournikets Awards Announced Soon For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E: 

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Showcasing Security Entrance Integration at ISC West 2018

Expo Update from the USA - Las Vegas, April 2018 see's the American subsidiary Boon Edam USA exhibiting at ISC West from April 11 - 13 2018.  Keep you eyes peeled for information on our access control solutions online!  If you just so happen to be in the area, find them at booth #8037 at the Sands Expo Centre. Helping Security Professionals Manage Risk and Liability Security entrances with both integrated access and anti-tailgating technologies are helping security professionals manage risk and liability by preventing infiltration into their buildings. The following solutions will be on display in our booth: Lifeline Speedlane Swing: The industry’s slimmest speed gate will feature a custom, integrated pedestal that incorporates the MorphoWave™ touchless fingerprint technology from IDEMIA. This solution enables high throughput with the enhanced security of rapid biometric identification, all in a stylish, cohesive design.  Circlelock: Offering the highest level of security available in an entrance, the Circlelock security portal prevents intrusion into the most sensitive areas such as data centers. The portal will be configured to demonstrate two-factor authentication: an AMAG Symmetry card reader on the outside of the portal conducts the initial authorisation, followed by an iris scanning technology inside the portal from Iris ID called the iCAM7S Series reader, to confirm identity.  Circlelock Combi*: The Circlelock Combi half portal is the newest entry solution by Boon Edam. This clever solution transforms an existing swinging door into a high security entrance that prevents piggybacking. It also enables organisations to save on both space and renovation costs. In the booth, the half portal will demonstrate a two-factor authentication scenario: initial authentication using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by facial scanning technology from StoneLock Pro® to open the second door.  Tourlock 180: The industry’s best-selling security revolving door will feature an AMAG Symmetry card reader to demonstrate access control integration paired with the door’s uniquely high, bi-directional throughput and its ability to prevent tailgating and piggybacking without manned supervision.  StereoVision: A proprietary technology in Boon Edam’s Circlelock and Tourlock, StereoVision prevents piggybacking by using a combination of near infrared and optical sensors to determine if someone is entering the door alone. Visitors to the booth will be able to see how they can calibrate the technology to obtain the mathematical probability of successful piggybacking prevention, thereby justifying their investment in high security doors and portals.  All Entrances to the Exhibit Hall to Feature New Speed Gates For the 11th year in a row, Boon Edam has been named the official speed gate sponsor of ISC West. For the first time, we are excited to have installed 34 lanes at all the entrances to the show. The model is our Speedlane Open. These speed gates feature a barrier-free design, ideal for deterring casual tailgating attempts. The Open turnstile is part of the sleek and modern Lifeline Series launched in 2015, which has helped propel Boon Edam to the market leading position for security entrances, according to “Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment” by IHS Markit® for the 2014-2016 period. *The Circlelock Combi is currently only available in the USA.    

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Boon Edam Limited visit Pilgrims

Boon Edam Limited visit Pilgrims Hospices in Ashford

Victoria from Pilgrims takes Boon Edam Limited on a tour of the Hospice to show why fundraising is vital and how it impacts many lives accross the County. A home away from home Within the past 12 months, Boon Edam Limited have been involved in fundraising for Pilgrims Hospices, Ashford.  The hospice touches many hearts with Boon employees, which is why raising awareness of the charity is an important value for the UK based subsidiary.  Located just a short drive from the office, it's important for the connection between Boon Edam and Pilgrims stays a close one.  Ben Marsh, an IT Support Technician at Boon proudly awarded Victoria a cheque that combines the recent fundraising attempts from the IT department, who raised £1000 through selling technical equipment, £1779.18 from our Velo100 team who cycled 100 miles and Boon Edam donations made to the ladies who recently braced the Fire & Ice walk.    Looking forward, and making looking back memorable Pilgrims Hospices began 35 years ago with the vision of being able to supply nursing to one entire village.  Now in 2018 that one vision has created over 200 Pilgrims nurses and therapists who support thousands of people facing terminal diagnosis to live will in every single moment.  Speaking with Victoria on the tour of Ashfords hospice, she highlights the importance of helping people look forward to their life whether thats through improving their mobilty or helping them acheive something for the very last time.    Those who are involved within the hospice also have family support, as there is a large emphasis on making good, happy memories to look back on removing the cold and clinical stigma behind end of life care.  To read more about thier vision and values click here. Read up about how our Velo fundraising went! Boon Edam Ltd Celebrates Cycling 100 Miles in Aid of Pilgrims Hospices, Get to know the Velo100 team

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University of Kent - The Sibson Builing

The Sibson Building RIBA Shortlisted

University of Kent's new educational facility 'The Sibson Building' has been shortlitsted for the infamous 2018 RIBA South East awards An Academic Home for Kent Business School Named after Professor Robin Sibson (1944-2017) the students of Kent's Business School moved into the new building back in 2017 which also occupies the School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science.   Designed by Architects Penoyre & Prasad who also deisgned the Templeman Library in Canterbury.    Built with 8,000m2 of space, the building homes lecture theatres, seminar spaces, cafe and social learning spaces with views from every window.   One of 14 noticed by RIBA for 2018 The Sibson Building was designed to acheive BREEAM Excellent ratings through integrating the building into the campus and ecology which includes pedestrian and cycle pathways, and green roofs to increase biodiversity.   The shortlisted green building will be evaluated on Thursday May 17th with results being announced in June for the South East Awards.  Project Information Building: The Sibson BuildingArchitect: Penoyre and PrasadContractor: Willmott DixonCompletion Date: Summer 2017Boon Edam Products: Revolving Door For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E: 

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Aurora Office Development 2018

Green Building in Bristol - BREEAM Outstanding

Bristol, Aurora Office  Developement – The first BREEAM Outstanding commercial office in Bristol built by Willmott Dixon's Bristol based specialists. A Secure Landmark for the Creative City With expectations reaching an ultimate high for this new commercial office building which has been in the developement process since 2014 as the building reveal date quickly approaches us in 2018.  Located at Finzels Reach, Aurora will provide Grade A office space on the sought after 'Floating Harbour', a stones throw distance away from popular travel and shopping links.   As green and smart buildings increase in popularity, the desire for cost effective and enegery efficient security within the UK is becoming increasingly specified in regeneration and new-build projects.  Environmentally Concious The Aurora building marks a new chapter for the Cities skyline as it proudly ranks as the only building outside of London and one of only six within the United Kingdom to acheive the BREEAM Outstanding & LEED Gold Standard award which lies under the new, toughest rating scheme.  Environmentally concious, there are major 'green' features within the 6 story office space that features  rooftop mounted solar panels, intelligent (SMART) LED lighting, water saving technology and a large emphasis on healthy living.   Project Information Developer: CubexArchitect: Bush Consultancy ProjectContractor: Willmott Dixon BristolCompletion Date: Summer 2018Boon Edam Products: Swinglane 900 Coming Soon For further information, please contact:T +44 (0)1233 505 900E: 

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Corporate Update from Boon Edam International

It's been a busy few months over in Edam, Netherlands.  With multiple trade shows, product displays and a brand new series of videos, Boon Edam International have a lot to divulge.  So, what's been happening across the globe? Recent Trade Shows Boon Edam at Intersec - Dubai At the end of January our colleagues showcased a selection of high security products at Intersec Dubai, the world's leading trade fair for Security, Safety and Fire protection. Our Lifeline speedgates and Circlelock high security portal received a lot of positive feedback and attention as we continue to make our mark in the EMEA region.  Read more about our high security products.   Lifelines at SwissBau with Gilgen  Key players in the construction and real estate sector gathered at SwissBau 2018 in Basel, Switzerland at the start of this year. Our Lifelines could be seen on the Gilgen stand as they have agreed to exclusively promote and sell our series for the Swiss market. Boon Edam is delighted to align with the Gilgen brand in this area and we are looking forward to working together with them in Switzerland. Click here for more information about our Lifelines.   Asis 2017 – The Best Booth Yet  The ASIS 2017 exhibition, held in Dallas, was a little different from our other shows.  Despite the terrible weather from Hurricane Harvey and Irma, we managed to overcome the challenges and host a successful event in a great space. The show catered for security industry professionals and throughout the 3-day event we kept hearing the same 4 words expressed: “The Best Booth Yet.”  Certifications  New ISO 14001 Certificate Now Available  We are happy to announce that the newest ISO 14001 certificates are available for downloading on our website. This important document states that Boon Edam operates in compliance with the latest international standards required for effective environmental management systems (EMS).   Hot off the Press  140 years in 2 minutes  Have you ever wondered where the long history of Boon Edam came from? Take a look at our delightful new heritage animation. A journey down the road with us from where we began, where our unusual name came from through to who and where we are today. Watch the video below to view our 140 year history in 2 minutes.     Video of Boon Edam's Heritage Story   

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